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Peggy Ray (#46824048)
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What a wonderful web site to find family and also to assist others in finding their family!

I would appreciate any corrections/updates be sent to me through the Edit tab (Suggest a Correction) on the memorial. If you would like anyone of your relatives transferred to you please just let me know and I will be more than happy to transfer them to you as long as I am not related!! But, please don't ask me for an out of guideline transfer if you do not transfer out of guidelines. And, please do not ask for any transfers if you have nothing to add to the memorial and only want family links done.

Please do not post any of my photos that I've added to Find a Grave to any other web site without first asking me for permission.

Some of the families I am researching on my side of the family: Rist, Neff, Gregson, Dehn, Dixon, Reheis, Fauss, Schlemmer, Herold, Roth, Ebert, Wachtel, Proctor & Staufenbiel (mostly from Monroe & St. Clair Counties in IL).

Some of the families I'm researching on my husband's side of the family: Deason, Ray, Thompson, Griggs, Huckaba, Burton & Knox (mostly from Wayne & Lawrence Counties in TN & Texas).

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Kenny Davis
RE: Robert & Molly Pauline
You are very welcome; happy to do it!
Added by Kenny Davis on Jun 19, 2014 7:11 AM
RE: Donna Cramer
I have tried to add it again. Me and technology lol. Let me know if it did not add this time. Thanks.
Added by Anonymous on Jun 13, 2014 1:47 PM
Robert Joseph O'Guin, Sr
Thanks for the links!
Randy O'Guin, ranny 47208269
Part of my One Name Study of the O'Guins
Added by ranny on Jun 09, 2014 10:54 AM
Rossetta McClure
Good Morning Peggy.
Thanks for the info.
I have her moved over. I knew I had a 50/50 chance of getting the right cemetery when I put it on.
If she is family/friend I will be happy to transfer the memorial over to you care.
I was researching "Farley" back then, but she is not one of ours.
Happy Researching, Bud
Added by Bud on Jun 09, 2014 6:08 AM
Valerie Neal
Irene Johnson
Find A Grave Memorial# 102708821, I saw your request for an edit. For some reason, I can't locate the cemetery. maybe it is late and I need to rest my eyes :-). Could you send me a link to the cemetery?

Valerie Neal
Added by Valerie Neal on Jun 08, 2014 8:40 PM
Frick families

Thanks for transferring my baby sister. Today I noticed that you have put virtual flowers on many of the Frick graves at St. Peter Cem. in Red Bud and St. Marcus Cem. in Round Prairie. I don't know what the flowers signify, but it suggested to me that perhaps we some overlapping Frick families in our lines.

Many of the Frick graves at St. Marcus, and just a couple that I took photos of at St. Peters don't have gravestone photos yet. Is it okay by you, as their manager, if I just keep posting my best gravestone photos from last October on webpages where there aren't any now?

Added by Judy on Jun 04, 2014 4:15 PM
RE: Thielen Family
Hi Peggy Ray,

The people I've so far been editing are all my close, fairly immediate family. Baby Rehmer is my eldest sister (a stillborn... I could tell you how and why that happened but it's kind of a personal family story!) The Thielen brothers were my mom's first cousins, and I feel rather strongly that family branches that "die out" as theirs have, are remembered despite leaving no future generations of offspring to honor them...Henry Thielen was a truly amazing guy with a lively intelligence and so many interests, and he was a great philanthropist in the Red Bud community. I loved that guy dearly!!

I joined findagrave as a contributor just two days ago, having taken a number of digital photos when I was visiting my sister in Waterloo, IL for a few days last October. I finally decided I should do something with them. I saw you'd well covered the St. Peter's UCC Cemetery in Red Bud with regard to data but that I had photo I could add as well as dates and connections. Also there were "openings" for sponsoring most of the Rehmer graves at Trinity Lutheran Cemetery in Prairie, east of Red Bud, so I decided to jump in and volunteer. If it's okay with you I'll be making some more links between Trinity graves/people and St. Peter graves/people in the near future (i.e., my parents are buried at Trinity, but their firstborn Baby Rehmer is at St. Peter, mom's church). I have a lot of data on the Schmidts-Blumes-Fricks at St. Peter and hope to be posting more edits to you in coming days..

My sister and I started doing the family history together about 10 yrs ago or maybe a little longer, after an earlier visit to the hometown area. She used to work at the Monroe County Court House in Waterloo at a job that allowed her some free time to poke through courthouse records, so that was also a great help to us.

I could get specific if you'd like with how I got each date, but they come from multiple sources (birth records, obits, etc.)...what do you need?

I'm also not entirely sure of the findagrave protocol. I noticed you are the creator of Henry Schmidt (1834-1917)'s grave at St. Peter but there was nothing on findagrave for his wife Albertine, who shares the same headstone. So I entered that birth/death data for her and am now, I suppose, her creator. These are my great-grandparents but I'd happily transfer Albertine to you if you'd like, which seems to make sense as they are buried together. However, I've not dealt with that procedure yet.

So happy to meet you, and to thanks for all the work you've done at St. Peters in Red Bud! Judy

Added by Judy on Jun 03, 2014 11:44 PM
Genealogy Bug Kate
RE: Sarah Proctor Abrams
Marriage license lists her middle initial as J.
Added by Genealogy Bug Kate on May 28, 2014 2:59 PM
Lisa Royle
Jerry Koon
Jerry Koon's Bio has been updated.
Added by Lisa Royle on May 27, 2014 10:21 AM
RE: Memorials at St. Mary's
Yes, I needed to add a few missing graves, so decided to proof the whole list while I was at it.
Added by Laura on May 24, 2014 3:42 PM
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